Afshan Subohi

Ignoring alarm bells

Ignoring alarm bells

Pakistan sleepwalks deeper into an economic crisis, testing families’ and businesses’ endurance, while the... Published 16 May, 2022 05:13am
The revenge of the locals!

The revenge of the locals!

Brand Pakistan did remarkably well compared to the imported stuff during the recent Eid season. Updated 09 May, 2022 09:25am
The buyers are back!

The buyers are back!

After a couple of Covid-affected years, the Eid economy has gone up by 50pc much to the relief of the markets Published 02 May, 2022 07:20am
Banking on IMF and friends’ help

Banking on IMF and friends’ help

Businesses do not expect the current govt to do something radical in a few months that the others couldn’t do over the years Published 25 Apr, 2022 07:10am
Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

To stem the tide and ensure a decent growth rate amid mounting deficits and dipping reserves is going to cause the new govt many a Published 18 Apr, 2022 07:11am

Tycoons call to end chaos

Arguing that political uncertainty hurts like nothing else does, corporate leaders reiterate the demand for a Charter of Economy. Updated 04 Apr, 2022 09:05am
Eroding positive sentiments

Eroding positive sentiments

Diplomatic strong talk is making Pakistani businesses nervous with some even calling it ‘suicidal’. Updated 14 Mar, 2022 10:42am
No time to focus on the larger issues

No time to focus on the larger issues

With a full-scale war going on in the region, Pakistani business leaders find their agenda too full to let the big picture spoil. Updated 07 Mar, 2022 10:55am
The upside of war!

The upside of war!

Those exposed in ‘Suisse Secrets’ must have heaved a sigh of relief with the shifting media spotlight due to the Ukraine crisis. Updated 28 Feb, 2022 09:54am

Bounty on the cards?

With things better on the US-Iran front, Pakistan stands to benefit a great deal if it does its homework right. Updated 21 Feb, 2022 08:22am
Baby steps towards CPEC phase-II

Baby steps towards CPEC phase-II

The recent trip to China may not have created immediate financial space but agreement on industrial cooperation is indeed crucial. Updated 14 Feb, 2022 07:36am
Seeking loan, not a medal, in China

Seeking loan, not a medal, in China

Loans, CPEC, investments and the type of investments marked the agenda of Team Pakistan at the Winter Olympics. Published 07 Feb, 2022 06:52am

A tricky balancing act

Public disclosure of contingent liabilities could have hurt CPEC projects, but govt is satisfied with its handling of the matter. Updated 17 Jan, 2022 08:26am
Growing inequality worries businesses

Growing inequality worries businesses

Business leaders partially blame the elite for the malaise, but hold the government responsible for the growing rich-poor gap. Updated 10 Jan, 2022 08:23am

Growth risks may recur

With time running out, the PTI government will have to deliver better on the economy. Published 03 Jan, 2022 08:33am